Friday, October 07, 2005

i don't count sheep.

I have a problem with migraines. Sometimes, when the pain is intolerable, I have a hard time falling asleep. I get anxious about the pain, and it's often hard to calm myself down enough to start to relax, so that I can try to sleep it off.

Over the years, I have tried various self-hypnosis type methods to bring me the calm I need. Some work, some don't. My most recent technique is going through my life and thinking of as many of the live shows I have seen/heard as I possibly can. This list is a result of the hours I have spent on my search for stillness. I am a Music Junkie. It is much harder to remember than I would have imagined, which is why I have written it down. I'm sure I am missing something, but it's been distracting enough for me to recall this many, so that's alright with me.

Abbey Lincoln
Al Green
Alex Chilton
Alter Bridge
Angela McCluskey
Aretha Franklin
Art Alexakis
The Beastie Boys
Better Than Ezra
Billy Joel
The Black Crowes
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen
The Connells
Counting Crows
Cowboy Junkies
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dave Matthews Band
David Bowie
David Ryan Harris
Drive By Truckers
Drivin' n Cryin
Duran Duran
The Eagles
Eddie Money
Elton John
Eric Clapton
Etta James
The Four Tops
Garth Brooks
Hootie & the Blowfish
Huey Lewis & the News
Indigo Girls
Jackie Greene
James Brown
James Taylor
Jeffrey Gaines
Jimmy Buffett
KC & the Sunshine Band
Kool & the Gang
Leon Russell
Lionel Richie
Lisa Marie Presley
Little Feat
Me’Shell NdegeOcello
Morris Day & the Time
Nancy Griffith
Nancy Wilson
Natalie Merchant
Neil Young
Night Ranger
Nine Inch Nails
Patty Griffin
Paul Simon
Paula Cole
Pearl Jam
Pete Yorn
Pink Floyd
The Police
The Radiators
The Ramones
Rick Springfield
Rod Stewart
Sarah McLachlan
Shaun Cassidy
Shawn Colvin
Simon & Garfunkel
The Smithereens
Steve Winwood
Susan Tedesci
The Temptations
Tina Turner
Tracy Chapman
Van Halen
Vic Chesnutt
The Village People
The Wallflowers
Whitney Houston
The Yayhoos